Jennifer O'Neil

Jennifer ONeil

Dr Jennifer O'Neil

Lecturer

Biography

Having worked for several years in industry in both line management and HRM, Jennifer moved into academia joining Edinburgh Napier as a full time lecturer in 2013. Her areas of work specialisation in industry include: recruitment & selection; employee relations and project management.

Her PhD is entitled: Developing middle managers in the Hong Kong public sector: a critique of leadership development form a labour process perspective - and was completed in September 2016.

As an early career researcher, she is currently working on a number of projects and research interests are focused on the area of skills development in challenging or declining industries and environments.

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Unheard voices of decline in the Scottish Oil Sector.

Presentation / Conference
O'Neil, J., & Ellis, V. (2018, June)
Unheard voices of decline in the Scottish Oil Sector. Presented at BUIRA History of Industrial Relations Study Group, University of Westminster
This paper examines how employment in the Scottish oil industry is changing as the industry declines, shedding in excess of 120,000 jobs between 2014 and 2016 as oil prices fe...

Behind the Beer: An examination of the labour process within the Scottish microbrewing industry

Presentation / Conference
Ellis, V., & O'Neil, J. (2018, March)
Behind the Beer: An examination of the labour process within the Scottish microbrewing industry. Paper presented at International Labour Process Conference, Buenos Aires
Much of the contemporary discourse on the future of work centres on the robot revolution and the continued automation of production processes. Long predicted by labour process...

Toil for Oil: A critical analysis of work and employment in the North Sea sector.

Presentation / Conference
O'Neil, J., & Ellis, V. (2018, March)
Toil for Oil: A critical analysis of work and employment in the North Sea sector. Paper presented at International Labour Process Conference, Buenos Aires
Whilst oil prices fluctuate and oil companies perceive the North Sea to be too expensive to drill (Shepherd, 2016) decommissioning plans have been formulated by Government and...

Developing middle managers in the Hong Kong Public sector: A critique of leadership development from a labour process perspective

Thesis
O'Neil, J. J. Developing middle managers in the Hong Kong Public sector: A critique of leadership development from a labour process perspective. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/978274
Critical scholars have written about the ‘squeezed middle’ and the new labour process of front line and middle managers generally, but there is a gap in the literature relatin...

Challenging the Training and Development Rhetoric: The 'new' Labour Process of Middle Managers in the Hong Kong Public Sector.

Presentation / Conference
O'Neil, J. (2016, July)
Challenging the Training and Development Rhetoric: The 'new' Labour Process of Middle Managers in the Hong Kong Public Sector. Paper presented at 3rd ISA Forum of Scoiology - The Future We Want: global sociology and the struggles for a better world, Vienna, Austria
The focus of this paper is on middle managers (MM) ability to overcome the public sector challenges associated with work intensification; control and skills adaption via learn...

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